#MacroSW Social Action Series: Locality Development 1/31/19

By Rachel L. West

1_31_19 Transcript

Join me (@poliSW) this Thursday (January 31st) at 9:00 PM EST/6:00 PM PST for the first #MacroSW Twitter Chat of 2019. This weeks chat will be focusing on Jack Rothman’s theory of locality development.

Locality development if a community organizing model that takes place at the local level. For the purpose of locality development “community” is defined by geography. The following questions will be explored:

Q1: What are some factors that need to be considered when undertaking locality development?

Q2: What can be done to recruit community members (and build trust)?

Q3: How can we cultivate leadership within the community?

Q4: How can locality development efforts be made self-sustaining?


Rabinowitz, P. (2018). Section 2. Community (Locality) Development. The Community Tool Box. Retrieved from https://ctb.ku.edu/en/table-of-contents/assessment/promotion-strategies/community-development/main

Haas&Hahn: How painting can transform communities (TED) https://youtu.be/iCXfJVCg1LA

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